IGCAR notifies Junior Research Fellowship 2015


Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam is a premier research institute dedicated to the development of robust fast reactor technology based on intense multi-disciplinary research IGCAR is empowering young, talented and motivated students to contribute to path-breaking discoveries in frontier areas of engineering/scientific research and cutting-edge technologies by offering Junior


Research Fellowships. Applications are invited from interested students for the award of Junior Research Fellowships of the Department of Atomic Energy tenable at the Centre The selected candidates will be eligible to register for PhD in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI, a deemed to be university of Dept. of Atomic Energy) or University of Madras IGCAR offers a unique opportunity to carry out research for their PhD in the areas of physical, chemical, engineering, and environmental and information sciences The vibrant research and developmental activities of IGCAR encompass a wide spectrum of fields including condensed matter physics, high temperature chemistry, environmental science, applied mechanics, non destructive evaluation, structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, Robotics and Development of Intelligent Machines, Thermal Hydraulics and Structural Mechanics, Design of Critical Components, Nanotechnology, Modeling Studies, Post-accident Safety Analysis, Wireless Networking, Parallel Computing, Embedded and Simulator Systems, Advanced materials and manufacturing technologies, Reliability, Chemical Process Design, Modeling etc State-of-the-art infrastructure is available at IGCAR for carrying out excellent research Number of Fellowships: 50 (Indicative) Areas of Research Projects Chemical Sciences: Chemical thermodynamics, Solid state and high temperature chemistry, Electrochemistry, Spectroscopy and laser, Radiochemistry, Advanced separation techniques, Actinide Chemistry, Trace / ultra-trace analytical techniques and Chemical sensors Physical Sciences: Condensed Matter Physics: Investigations on behaviour of materials at low temperatures, high pressures and magnetic fields to explore novel properties of materials Materials Physics: Investigations of defect properties of solids using ion beams and positrons and Computer simulations of material properties; Studies on surfaces and nanomaterials, and exploration of materials for sensors and detectors Engineering Sciences: Robotics and Development of Intelligent machines, Thermal Hydraulics and Structural Mechanics, Design of critical components, Modeling studies, Post-accident Safety Analysis, Wireless networking, Parallel computing, Embedded and Simulator systems, Non-destructive Evaluation and Reliability, Chemical Process Design and Modeling Disciplines: The qualifying degrees for the above projects should be in one of the following disciplines: Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Metallurgy/Materials Science & Engg/Materials Technology, Chemical Engg, Electronics & Communication Engg, Mechanical Engg, Atmospheric Science, Nuclear Engg/Nuclear Science & Technology, Library and Information Science Eligibility Requirement The candidate must be an Indian national; the candidate should be less than 28 years of age as on 01st Jul 2014 (date of birth 1st July 1986 or later); a relaxation of up to 5 years in age can be given in case of SC/ST applicants, 3 years in case of Other Backward Class (OBC) applicants and 10 years in case of Physically Challenged applicants Qualifications Category-A: (Those who have completed M.Sc., M.LIS or M. Tech) The candidate must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in Master of Science (M.Sc)/ Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) degree from a recognized University in one of the following disciplines Physics or Materials Science:


Mathematics/Numerical Methods must be one of the subjects studied at the M.Sc level and Chemistry as an ancillary subject at B.Sc level Chemistry: Physics and Mathematics must be studied as ancillary subjects up to B.Sc level Information Science: M.Sc in Physics/Chemistry or BE/B.Tech (in any of the disciplines indicated below) with masters degree in Library Candidates with M.Tech in Nuclear Engineering/Nuclear Science and Technology from a recognized University/Institute A minimum aggregate of 60% at post graduation and graduation level is a must from a recognized University/Institute Category-B: (Those who have already completed B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc Engg/B.Sc ([Tech) from a recognized University)/ M.Tech The candidate must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in one of the following disciplines given below: Computer Science Engg, Metallurgical Engg/Materials Science & Engg/Materials Technology, Chemical Engg, Electronics & Communication Engg, Mechanical Engg, Atmospheric Science, Nuclear Engineering/Nuclear Science & Technology Selection Procedure Applications will be scrutinized and suitability of candidates will be decided on the basis of their academic performance The candidates meeting the requisite qualifications would be called for WRITTEN TEST. For candidates under Category A&B Percentage of marks of each previous semester/year of the qualifying degree will be used to decide the cut-off; hence, candidates are advised to attach copies of all necessary mark sheets along with calculation showing the average marks scored Suitable candidates under the above said categories A& D will be selected based on written test and interview It is proposed to conduct the written test at Chennai, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Hyderabad, subject to sufficient number of candidates opting for a Centre Exemption form Written Test: Suitable candidates satisfying any of the following will be exempted from the written test and will be called directly for the selection interview a) Candidates with valid UGC-CSIR-NET Fellowship b) Candidates with valid JEST score of 90 percentile and above c) Candidates inducted to M.E/M.Tech degree through GATE score, with an aggregate of 60% or higher in their M.E/M.Tech degree d) Candidates with valid GATE score above a cut-off will be called for interview Selection Interviews: The Interview for all short listed candidates will be conducted at Chennai or Kalpakkam Application Procedure:


The Application form and Hall Ticket form can be downloaded from the IGCAR website www.igcar.gov.in Send the completed Application form and Hall Ticket form along with the required enclosures by Post (Registered or Speed post of Indian Postal service), so as to reach IGCAR on or before 12 December 2014 to "The Assistant Administrative Officer [R], Recruitment Section, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kancheepuram District Kalpakkam-603102 (Tamil Nadu) Superscribe the envelope: "JRF, Advt. No. 3/2014" & also the discipline clearly (as given in 2-Disciplines) Fellowship & Tenure The selected candidates will be initially taken as Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and will be paid a stipend of Rs.16000/- per month (consolidated) The fellowship will be provided initially for a period of two years; continuation of the fellowship is subject to satisfactory performance and review at the end of each year; onsatisfactory performance, the tenure of Fellowship will be further extended and upgraded to Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from the third year onwards with a stipend of Rs 18000/- per month (consolidated) The total period of the fellowship shall in no case exceed five years; they are entitled for contingency grant including book allowance of Rs 20000/- per year Candidates are advised to visit the website www.igcar.gov.in/ periodically for further information and updates in this regard Important check list Attested copies of the following certificates must accompany the application form without which the application is liable to be rejected Proof of date of birth only date of birth certificate/SSC certificate or equivalent certificate will be accepted; caste certificate, if applicable; degree certificates; mark lists of B.Sc/M.Sc/ Master in Library/Information Science; MLIS/B.E./B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech/B.S Engg/B.Sc (Tech); consolidated mark sheets and calculation for aggregate marks of the qualifying exams to be attached; candidates under category - c to provide the mark sheets of all previous years/semesters; sheet giving details of conversion from CGPA to percentage marks, where applicable; UGC-CSIR NET Fellowship certificate, JEST-2014 score sheet, GATE score sheet where applicable Calendar for Important Tasks Last date for receipt of applications: 12th December 2014 Announcement of Shortlisted candidates for Written Test in IGCAR Website: 26th December 2014 Written Test: 11th January 2015 Interview: 02nd February 2015 to 06th February 2015 Likely Date of Joining: 23rd February 2015